Intimidating young actors
One of her initial moves was to increase the screen time of young cast members.
Geary was added to the mix in 1978 as Luke Spencer, a guy from the wrong side of the tracks affiliated with the mob. But when Monty and the late writer Douglas Marland had the shady Spencer become smitten with Laura, everything changed."Genie was only 17 at the time, and I was 32," Geary said.
Their storyline broadened the show's audience beyond what many thought was possible for a soap, attracting legions of new fans in workplaces and college campuses alike.
Their "Luke and Laura" wedding episode in November 1981 drew 30 million viewers, still a record for a daytime drama."When he started, soap operas were custom-made for stay-at-home housewives," said Ed Martin, editor and TV critic of Media who has closely followed "General Hospital." "It was the home for very pretty people.
The truly great directors excel at directing actors directing the camera. I believe that it stems from the fact that many filmmakers don’t come from an acting or theater background.
Accomplished filmmaking requires proficiency with many other artistic disciplines: writing, acting, design, music, etc.
Tony wasn't the typical leading man — he looked like an ordinary guy." My French daughter-in-law telephoned me rather late the other evening and said, in a tone that sounded both desperate and pleading, "Oh, Mr. " Any compassionate father-in-law in the circumstances would have said, "Of course, my dear." But I've said that too...
My French daughter-in-law telephoned me rather late the other evening and said, in a tone that sounded both desperate and pleading, "Oh, Mr. " Any compassionate father-in-law in the circumstances would have said, "Of course, my dear." But I've said that too...
"That's tempered by leaving a character that has been part of me for more than half my life."When his last scenes air Monday, Geary will be in Holland, where he has owned a house for 20 years."I'll be reinventing myself in a new place and a new language," said Geary, whose dream is to perform in a musical comedy.
The lack of confidence when directing actors is an embarrassing secret many directors share that’s not often discussed.